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Usar Preterite Tense

Learn to express the act of using in Spanish with the Preterite Tense of usar. Our comprehensive page includes a detailed conjugation chart, fun verb games, and sentences demonstrating usar in various contexts. Enhance your Spanish vocabulary by mastering how to talk about utilizing objects or resources. For more on Spanish verbs, explore Spanish conjugation. Perfect your usar conjugation skills at our usar conjugation page.

Verb Meaning(s): to use

Verb Chart: Usar Preterite Tense



I used



we used

(Juana, Juan)


you used


(informal Spain)


you all used


(Sra./Dr. García)


he/she/you used



they/you all used

Usar Preterite Tense Practice

Multiple Choice Game

Conjugation Practice

Preterite Tense

Usar Preterite Sentence Examples

1. Ayer usé mi bicicleta para ir al trabajo.
Yesterday, I used my bike to go to work.
2. ¿Usaste tu computadora nueva para el proyecto?
Did you use your new computer for the project?
3. Él usó herramientas especiales para reparar el coche.
He used special tools to repair the car.
4. Ella usó su talento artístico para decorar el aula.
She used her artistic talent to decorate the classroom.
5. ¿Usó Ud. la aplicación para aprender un nuevo idioma?
Did you use the app to learn a new language?
6. Nosotros usamos un mapa para encontrar el tesoro en el juego.
We used a map to find the treasure in the game.
7. ¿Usaron ellos su tiempo libre para ayudar en la comunidad?
Did they use their free time to help in the community?
8. Las chicas usaron su imaginación para crear una historia.
The girls used their imagination to create a story.
9. ¿Usaron Uds. el gimnasio del hotel durante su estancia?
Did you all use the hotel gym during your stay?
10. Vosotros usasteis el telescopio para observar las estrellas.
You all (Spain) used the telescope to observe the stars.